Copenhague Desk by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

In 2012, Denish furniture manufacturer Hay has invited design studio Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec to design a new collection of furniture for the University of Copenhagen.

All made of wood and plywood, the Copenhague Series includes chair, stool, several tables and desks, characterized by its distinctive silhouette.

Designer: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Manufacturer: HAY
Photographs: Studio Bouroullec

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The Copenhague Desk tabletop appears to fold out of the trestle style legs, the backrest of the desk similarly appears to fold out from the legs, and provides a functional rest for books and notepads, as well as a visually interesting detail.

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Inspiration from designer:

The starting point for this series is based on an old university chair, inspired by the architect Bernt Pedersen’s trestle chair. This chair is a simple and beautiful chair with an uncomplicated identity. In our interpretation we have upheld the original chair typology (trestle chair) and sought to maintain the compelling simplicity of the original chair.